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Mace & Crown | July 28, 2017

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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Delivers His Societal Critiques to Listeners with Poetic Ambiences

July 17, 2017 |

Donyá Price | Contributing Writer

Jay-Z’s “4:44″ is heavily composed of hard-hitting personal, political and cultural critiques, as well as, well-sculpted artistic elements complementary to his greatness. Those elements alone are enough to lead any listener into deep thought about the … Read More

Boston’s Current Tour Launches Concertgoers Into Hyper Space

July 16, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Boston is Tom Scholz’s rock ‘n’ roll mother ship within the heliosphere of music.

The veteran guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist is currently leading his legendary band on a North American summer trek. The tour launched back … Read More

Upcoming Artist OMB Peezy Shines a Light on Southern Hip-Hop

July 16, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

New rapper OMB Peezy, is making his presence known in the hip-hop industry while bringing his southern twang to the front line. Originally from Mobile, Alabama, this southern rapper first gained major recognition when hip-hop legend … Read More

Boston With Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Live in Virginia Beach

July 12, 2017 |

For Immediate Release:

The Hyper Space Tour Comes to VUHL Amphitheater Thursday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how the unearthly sounds that you hear on a Boston album actually happen?

See for yourself this summer at a live show on … Read More

Calvin Harris Sets All of the Moods For Summer

July 10, 2017 |

Richard Gabrintina | Staff Writer

Even though summer technically begins on the summer solstice, this year it officially began with Calvin Harris’ release of “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1” on June 30. Not new to producing summer anthems, Harris shifts gears … Read More

Imagine Dragons Fall Short On ‘Evolve’

July 10, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

Two short years after the release of their sophomore album, “Smoke and Mirrors,” Imagine Dragons have returned with “Evolve.” After such a strong follow-up to their debut album, “Night Visions,” “Evolve” falls just short of the … Read More

Nickelback Focus on How We ‘Feed the Machine’

July 8, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Canadian rock conglomerate Nickelback has fueled the fire of America’s current social and political state with their latest epic, “Feed the Machine.” Contrary to the new record’s ostensible tone of the divide between right and left … Read More

Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ Defines Her Triumphant Return

July 4, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

After a three-year hiatus, Lorde’s sophomore effort “Melodrama” continues her dream/art pop indietronica narrative. The eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2013’s “Pure Heroine” reflects the pop prodigy’s coming-of-age story surviving teenage heartbreak to her arrival into the … Read More

Shaggfest Sets the Summer Off Right

July 4, 2017 |

Richard Gabrintina | Staff Writer

Hampton Roads has a reputation for its notable contributions to music. From artists like Missy Elliot, The Neptunes, Clipse, D.R.A.M and more, there’s no shortage of entertainment. When it comes to putting together an amazing show, there’s … Read More

Katy Perry’s Latest Release May Need More Than a Witness

July 1, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Within the realm of pop music, the road can be smooth, yet unpredictable. Pop music’s quantum semantics can change at any moment. When change presents itself, can the artist and audience adapt and overcome?

“Witness,” the latest … Read More

Summer May Be Heating up With New Music From Fetty Wap

June 29, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

It’s hot, but summer may be getting hotter with the release of new music by our favorite Remy Boy, Fetty Wap. It’s been a while since we last heard any major hits from Mr. Wap, but … Read More

How One Old Dominion University Lecturer Motivates Nontraditional Students into Learning a New Language

June 28, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

Educating college students from various cultural and demographic backgrounds is part skill and part refinement, according to Old Dominion University Lecturer of Spanish K. Bethea García. This sentiment is the same for nontraditional students or … Read More

Movie Review: ‘Wonder Woman’

June 23, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera | Contributing Writer

After the release of “Batman v. Superman,” fans have been ecstatic for Wonder Woman to have her own solo movie, bringing her character to the light. Released on June 2, WW has taken the world by … Read More

New Age of NBA Sponsorships

June 22, 2017 | 2

Jazzmyn Bradley | Contributing Writer

Next season will be a tremendous transition for the NBA, as they begin to implement their new patch advertising program. In April 2016, the NBA officially announced the approval of the pilot program by the league’s … Read More

Letter From the Editor

June 11, 2017 |

Julianna Wagner | Editor-in-Chief

Dear Readers,

The Mace & Crown editorial board is incredibly excited to extend to you the warmest of welcomes.  With the coming school year will bring an incredible amount of change, and we are already proud of what we’ve … Read More

Tech Throwback Articles

June 11, 2017 |

“A Perspective on Video Game Journalism: Why the Tide is Changing by Steven Knauer”

Volume 55 | Issue 2 | Sept. 12, 2012

“I made a comment on a forum about my aspired field and another user explained how he disliked the … Read More